Here are some great resources to learn about the topics covered in STAT 545A and STAT 547M.
R for Data Science (aka “r4ds”)
Garrett Grolemund, Hadley Wickham
Closely mirrors the topics of this course, especially STAT 545A, making this book a good alternative to the main textbook for the course.
Jenny Bryan, the STAT 545 TAs, Jim Hester
Helps you set up some key tools we’ll be using for the course.
Jennifer Bryan, Jim Hester
A work-in-progress, this book helps you use R responsibly for data analysis.
If you want to learn more about R as a programming language, this is a very readable and concise way of doing so.
Useful for digging deeper into
Yihui Xie, J. J. Allaire, Garrett Grolemund
Comprehensive resource for everything R Markdown related.
Readable, approachable help for making R packages.